Sunday, January 13, 2013

My 2013 Most Anticipated Releases

Ok so here I go, my first official blog post. I've been doing the YA reviewing thing on Goodreads for a while now and also posting some reviews onhere, but with the help of Saz getting word out for my blog, I'm going to do this reviewing for real. Instead of just posting what I want/all 5 star reads, it's gonna be for all the books I read! Well at least I'm going to try.

2012 was a year of amazing YA debuts and wonderful releases! In 2013, I’m looking forward to even greater debuts and releases - there are some debuts I’m really anticipating and then there’s the releases by authors who debuted in 2012, continuing their gripping series. And let’s not forget the long running series or authors who have been writing since pre-2012.

I’m going to split this post into 3 categories for 2013 releases: Debuts; Releases Continuing on from a 2012 Debut and Other Awesome Releases.

Most release dates are unconfirmed for those releases in the latter half of the year - I based it off Goodreads. Also I have no idea what's with this New Adult genre that sprung up last year but I have read a few books that fall into this genre... apparently it's contemporary YA but with more mature themes so it's aimed at older teens? Like 17+ or something due to sexual themes or whatever. I usually just group them under my Contemporary category on GR but for the sake of clarification here I'm adding in those that are NA.

Without further ado, let the 2013 book craze begin!

  • Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1) by Ellen Oh – January 2 (Fantasy)
  • Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans –January 15 (Paranormal/Sci-fi)
  • Dualed (Dualed #1) by Elsie Chapman – February 26 (Dystopia)
  • The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett – March 5 (Paranormal/Fantasy)
  • Taken (Taken #1) by Erin Bowman – April 16 (Dystopia/Sci-fi)
  • INK (The Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun – June 25 (Paranormal/Fantasy)
  • After Eden (Aften Eden #1) by Helen Douglas – July 4 (Sci-fi)
Woah I just realised there are no contemporaries in that list! I hope there are some really good/hyped up ones coming out that I haven’t heard about yet so I can check them out :D I also haven’t heard about any debuts for the latter half of the year :\
I actually already have Level 2 *cackles* it was released in Aus early January so my copy is sitting on my shelf ready to be read :D I've heard great things about Dualed, and Taken also some great reviews! The concept for INK sounds so good (Japanese mythology WOW) and The Nightmare Affair also has a very unique take on the paranormal genre.

Releases Continuing on from a 2012 Debut:
  • Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi – January 8 (Dystopia)
  • Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi – February 1 (Dystopia/Sci-fi)
  • Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks – May 28 (Paranormal)
  • Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry – May 28 (Contemporary)
  • Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo – June 4 (Fantasy)
  • Dracomachia (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman – July 9 (Fantasy)
  • A Tale of Two Centuries (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #2) by Rachel Harris – August 1 (Paranormal/Historical)
  • Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan – August 29 (Paranormal/Fantasy/Gothic)
  • Throne of Glass #2 (untitled) by Sarah J. Maas – August 27/Fall 2013 in US/Spring 2013 in Aus (Fantasy)
  • This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover – sometime in 2013 (Contemporary/New Adult)

Writing this blog post at the moment, I’ve actually already finished Through the Ever Night hehe :D IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! My review for it is also up (yewwww!) I’m most looking forward to Siege and Storm as The Gathering Dark (Shadow and Bone in the US) was one of my top 3 favourite books of 2012! Also cannot wait for Unravel Me, Of Triton and A Tale of Two Centuries :3 Can I just say I was extremely surprised to hear there’s a Slammed #3? O_o I mean is it going to be about Lake and Will again? HAVEN’T THEY SUFFERED ENOUGH? OH AUTHORS CAN BE SO EVIL ;____; on the other hand I would like to see Lake break through Will’s resolve at their honeymoon… AND TO SEE THEM WITH KIDS WOULD BE NICE HEHE <3

Other Releases:
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman – January 8 (Contemporary/New Adult)
  • Boundless (Unearthly #3 ) by Cynthia Hand – January 22 (Paranormal)
  • The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead – February 12 (Paranormal)
  • Never Too Far (Fallen Too Far #2) by Abbi Glines – March 12 (Contemporary/New Adult)
  • Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout – March (Adult: Sci-fi)
  • Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – April 9 (Paranormal/Fantasy)
  • Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire – April 16 (Contemporary/New Adult)
  • If I Should Die (Revenants #3) by Amy Plum – May 1 (Paranormal)
  • Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead – June 4 (Adult: Dystopia)
  • Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – July (Sci-Fi)
  • Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout) – September 14 (Adult: Paranormal)
  • Divergent #3 (untitled) by Veronica Roth – September 26 (Dystopia)
  • Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – December 1 (Paranormal/Fantasy)

I’m so excited for Richelle Mead’s new series and JLA’s new adult paranormal series Nephilim Rising :3 And zomg THE NEXT COVENANT BOOKS!!! I’m sooooooooo hyped for Apollyon askhdjsadjaslhdasa need it so badly <3 Aiden Aiden Aiden!!!  Boundless will also be the final book in the Unearthly trilogy and IT’S COMING OUT SO SOON OMG I’M NOT PREPARED. MY FEELS AREN’T READY FOR CLARA/TUCKER OR CLARA/CHRISTIAN OR JUST ANYTHING UGH.

2013 looks like it’s going to be a great reading year J


  1. OMG. Your anticipated Debuts? YESSSSS. And your 2012 series. I DIE. I'm so excited for Og Triton and Dar You To and Throne of Glass 2! It just got a name but... I totally don't remember it :P


    1. I heard that the ToG2 title was something like Crown of Thorns? Or something like that? But when I checked again I couldn't find it.

      Origin yes but APOLLYON <3